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Tripping Launches Largest Short-Term Rental Platform: 500,000 Places to Stay in 175+ Countries
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 7, 2011 -- Social travel site Tripping.com today announced the launch of an innovative discovery engine that aggregates listings from the world's top vacation and short-term rental sites. With over 500,000 listings from sites including Flipkey, Roomorama, iStopOver and 9flats, Tripping is the largest aggregator in the peer-to-peer home rental space.
"Travelers use Tripping to meet local people and experience local culture. So when our members asked if we could give them access to local home rentals, we listened," said Jen O'Neal, Tripping's co-founder and CEO.
The new discovery engine enables travelers to search for people and rentals in over 15,000 cities around the world. Users can view map locations and property details directly on Tripping, a feature that makes it easy to browse and compare listings across multiple sites. The engine also displays aggregated ratings for each listing, making Tripping the only place where travelers can get a full picture of each rental property.
Tripping is also giving a percentage of its profits from every booking to the International Red Cross, as part of its Do Good Things initiative.
"As a society we're moving more and more towards sharing our resources - particularly space, goods and knowledge - and we love being at the forefront of the collaborative travel movement. Whether your dream vacation is sharing home cooked meals with locals in Rio or renting a private flat in Paris, we've got you covered," O'Neal said.
Tripping is a social travel site that connects travelers with local people for tips, shared cups of coffee and homestays in over 175 countries. By providing a safe and easy way for travelers to engage in cultural exchange, Tripping can transform a simple vacation into a meaningful, life-changing experience. In addition to connecting travelers with locals, Tripping also aggregates and offers the widest selection of local home rentals on the planet. From Fijian bungalows to New York City lofts, travelers can use Tripping to step off the tourist path and stay in unique local spaces in over 15,000 cities worldwide. Founded in 2009 by Jen O'Neal and Nate Weisiger, Tripping's mission is to make the world a better place through cultural exchange.